Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Tue Sep 15 2020 Job Description:
BASIC FUNCTION: Salve Regina University's McKillop Library seeks a self-motivated and forward-thinking professional to serve as Education and Instruction Librarian. The Education and Instruction Librarian serves as the subject liaison for the education department as well as other departments. The Education and Instruction Librarian supports the research, teaching, and learning of faculty and students in these departments, works to embed information literacy into the curriculum, and collaborates with faculty to design and assess instructional initiatives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work closely with education and other departmental faculty and students to embed information literacy into the curriculum, applying knowledge of critical concepts, principles, and practices of their fields as identified in appropriate professional association standards.
Tailor research and information literacy outcomes to skills essential for students to apply scholarly and professional research to their teaching practice.
Plan, deliver, and assess course-integrated instruction sessions in collaboration with faculty.
Develop creative teaching plans, materials, and assignments based on best practices, including active learning or problem-based learning activities, for teaching information literacy and research skills.
Undertake the investigation into, design of, experimentation with, and delivery of learning objects, tutorials, materials, and tools that utilize emerging technologies or innovative pedagogical approaches to teaching information literacy.
Adopt or develop tools to assess student learning outcomes, analyze results, and create change for continuous refinement of instructional and reference practice.
Maintain knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and pedagogical principles in instruction and information literacy, including but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
Oversee and promote the collection and services of the Janet L. Robinson Curriculum Resources Center, developing the collection to tie closely to local school curricula including content-relevant resources appropriate to different ages and reading levels and to support students and faculty as they make connections to diverse learners and include culturally responsive pedagogy.
Provide individual research consultations to the Salve Regina community, partners, and visitors.
Provide reference service at the library's information desk and assist users in face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning environments.
Engage collaboratively with other library staff and with relevant academic departments and programs to enhance scholarship and teaching.
Continue to develop professionally through active participation in professional associations or other appropriate professional activity.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work as a member of library teams to continuously improve service to patrons and facilitate communication.
Collaboratively and independently create displays tied to new literature.
Serve on library and university committees as required.
LICENSES, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT: N/A
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
ALA-accredited MLS degree required.
Experience and knowledge of current trends in literacy and pedagogy in both a K-12 and academic environment.
Experience applying the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in curriculum design and implementation.
Demonstrated ability to develop, teach, and assess information literacy instruction.
Experience and interest in pedagogy and assessment.
Experience with developing online learning objects such as library tutorials and videos, and familiarity and aptitude with educational technology.
Interest in learning new technologies.
Demonstrated excellence working in a highly service-oriented environment.
Demonstrated strong "people skills" such as an energetic, positive, friendly and approachable demeanor.
Flexibility, ability to prioritize competing demands, and willingness to work in a dynamic environment.
The ability to balance contributions to departmental activities with self-directed and self-motivated tasks.
Contributing to the optimal departmental and organizational effectiveness within a collegial, team-based work environment.
This position could, on occasion, require bending, reaching, ascending and descending stairs, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, seeing, talking, and hearing.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a private, coeducational university offering a comprehensive and innovative liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition. We empower students to explore their talents through our diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.